As some of the most vulnerable people in Aleppo were moved from a former old-people’s home near the city’s front line on Wednesday, a Red Cross doctor involved in their evacuation sent the BBC this letter

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Martha Henriques finds out what it’s like growing up intersex and meets the people fighting to improve intersex rights

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Pediatricians sometimes find ourselves holding small children down and treating them against their will. When cleaning the wax out of a toddler’s ear, for example, to see if there’s an infection, we don’t ask the child’s opinion

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Dhruv Khullar, “Despite tremendous advances in health care, most medicine still occurs in a gray zone: There aren’t right or wrong answers, but rather a continuum of risks and benefits”

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Doctors and parents sometimes disagree about a child’s medical treatment. As the recent case of six-year-old boy Oshin Kiszko highlights, some disagreements between doctors and parents can’t be resolved by further information and discussion

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On the 7th, 8th, and 9th of June 2016 a group of philosophers and bioethicists gathered at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, to participate in a workshop on healthcare practitioners’ conscience and conscientious objection in healthcare

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Physicians whose state boards have sanctioned them for harming patients, unnecessarily prescribing addictive drugs, bilking federal insurance programs and even sexual misconduct nonetheless continue to receive payments for consulting, giving talks about products, and more

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It was a fourth of July weekend but Sharon O’ Brien, an intensive care physician, was not celebrating. A medical error earlier landed a patient in her ICU. The patient eventually died — and she had to decide what to tell the patient’s family

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